Tuesday, March 8, 2011


03.08.11, originally uploaded by colemama.

Celebrating International Women's Day 2011 with an old photo of my 89-year *young* mother (seriously, she still acts at least a couple of decades younger!). Surrounded by her parents, baby brother, maternal grandparents and aunts/uncles, she was a special girl...and she remains exceptional in every way! She was born too late to be a suffragette, but her contributions and actions were meaningful and she continues to leave a living legacy. Interestingly, she spent her childhood in Wyoming - the first state in which women were able to vote...setting the stage for an independent and confident young woman!

Another tribute to women is well written in Karenna Gore Schiff's Lighting the Way: Nine Women Who Changed Modern America. The exemplified women are both relatively famous (i.e., Ida B Wells ) and lesser known but full of influence (i.e., Dolores Huera ). My absolute favorite (and whom I was not previously aware) is Septima Poinsette Clark, an educator and civil rights activist, who played a supportive role to Martin Luther King...but more importantly, provided 'hands-on' leadership in increasing literacy, and therefore, the opportunity to vote for the previously illiterate. Nine amazing stories that reflect similar activities in the daily lives of so many women in the modern world. It's a 'good read' - check it out! Naples, FL


  1. I love looking through old family photos. Nicely photographed!

  2. Nice job! I like how you shot from an angle!

  3. So important to honour these women - those in our lives and those who have helped make the lives of women better.

  4. Great picture. It's great that your mom is still so young at heart. Nice tribute to those who from the past who made the present what it is today.